About Me

Here at Sensei Cooks I write about my adventures in the kitchen and sometimes in the dojo.

I have a love for cooking and want to explore all the possible facets of it. Leave no stone unturned so to speak.

I am Vegan and love all types of vegan cooking.

I love the process of cooking. Being in the moment. Sort of Zen and the Art of Cooking.

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Mirin Glazed Tofu or Salmon

This one comes from Nigella Lawson and is very, very good. I started making it with tofu for myself and salmon for the rest of the family. Very easy recipe and the sauce is great on the rice – so says Dylan. Of course the salmon is not vegan but using tofu instead makes this […]

Black Bean and Salsa Soup

Another great Vegan recipe from the HappyHerbivore. I was getting lazy about making myself lunches and would settle for peanut butter or something but then I tried a spicy black bean soup from the local grocery store (Loblaws) and really liked it. It is spicy but not my kind of spicy. Then I found this […]

Cari Ga (Chicken Curry OR Tofu Curry with Sweet potatoes and carrots)

Sean found this recipe in a book I had borrowed from the library and thought it sounded interesting. He was right. I made two pots of it, one with the chicken and the other a Vegan version with tofu. The winning part of this recipe is the Cari Powder. I really liked the flavour it […]

Chipotle Sweet Potato Burger

This is from my new favourite cookbook. I have made quite a few burgers from here both from the recipes and adapting them, they are brilliant. Flavourful, delicious and if this is important to you, many taste just like the meat versions – only better. Here is one I made just for me, all 8 […]

Vampires’ Demise Roasted Garlic & Pumpkin Soup

You never know where the next great family recipe keeper will come from. I was flipping through the LCBO’s ‘Food & Drink’ magazine and found this halloween themed recipe. What a great soup! For those not living in Ontario, where the only place you can buy liquor is at a government controlled (& heavily taxed) […]

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This is by far my favourite salad of all time.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad Adapted from Joni Marie Newman’s The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet.

454g (1 lb) orzo pasta, cooked in salted water as per the package and drained 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 392g (14 oz) extra-firm tofu, diced 12 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked […]

Rosemary, thyme and garlic home made bagels

 

I never knew baking could be so much fun and rewarding. I recently starting making my own bagels and love experimenting with different flavours. Some work and some … well not all are keepers. The big hit for Belle are the Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic bagels and for me it is the […]

Smoke and Spice Jambalaya

This is one of my favourite recipes. It is right up there with the vegan Shepherd’s pie. I could have this jambalaya at least once a week and if I was making it for myself I would make it a little hotter than I make it for the family. I did not find tempeh […]

Ultimate Shepherd’s Pie Updated

I am re-posting this as I made some changes to the way I make it and love it. This is something I could (and usually do) have once a week. I love the addition of celeriac / celery root to the topping and have eliminated the need for EVOO or soy milk in the topping. […]

Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

First let me say that baking is not my strong point. I believe cooking is an art just like the martial arts, it takes years and years of dedicated practice to get good at it. But baking is a mystery. Any tiny little difference in the way it is supposed to be and presto, your […]

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